Shure 55SH II Review
By: Rene from Arlington, TX, Tarrant County
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Solid, good 'ole fashioned from back in the day mic. It has a heavy casing that doesn't "feel" delicate. It also has modern technology so the sound is not too difficult to "shape". I haven't had it for very long, but with proper care and storage, this mic "feels" like it could last forever.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
Solid built with a good weight, this mic looks both great and sounds great. This thing will last forever if properly used, maintained, and stored. Can't think of anything I would change. If so, then I would've bought another type or model.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
Plug and play. Like all condenser mics; though, you have to have phantom power and a pre-amp specifically for this one to be utilized properly. However, if you bought this mic, then you should have the knowledge how to use it as it isn't a "beginner's" mic.
How is the tone?
I have a Behringer PMP3000 and it sounds pretty good coming out of that with an old Peavy 15" black widow cabinet w/out the horn. My girlfriend's voice is a sultry deep and mids tone which sounded really good with this despite no horn/tweeter. For a live open mic jam test, I connected a pre-amp to push the sound and the results far exceeded both our expectations. You could literally feel her voice's natural gutterals. Most mics change a voice or distort it, but this sounded like it had a nice warm natural feel to it.